GOAL GLUT CON­TIN­UES FOR ORI­ENT

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE - By Craig Birch To comment on this match go to http://boards.footy­mad.net/

HERE’S no stop­ping the goal ma­chine that is Ley­ton Ori­ent early on in the sea­son as they made it 11 from their first three games with a sec­ond-half blitz that bam­boo­zled vis­it­ing Shrews­bury Town.

A dou­ble from David Mooney in the 57th and then 63rd minute saw off the in­ef­fec­tive Shrews, be­fore Moses Odubajo’s 40-yard run and fin­ish in stop­page time put the ic­ing on the cake for the O’s.

Ori­ent man­ager Rus­sell Slade said: “I al­ways think the third game of the sea­son is hard for both sides, there were a lot of play­ers who didn’t look on top of their game.

“But I thought we started the game re­ally well but we didn’t get the goal we needed in the first-half. Shrews­bury grew into the game and made it dif­fi­cult.

“It was your typ­i­cal League One game, a war of at­tri­tion, and it was dif­fi­cult to break them down, but we got the first goal and that was key.

“All my for­wards seem to be get­ting into the right places at the right time, at the mo­ment, and what a goal to fin­ish the game off from Moses, it was in­cred­i­ble.”

Mooney made amends for head­ing over Odubajo’s cross from two yards on 54 when he found the net three min­utes later.

Right-back Scott Cuth­bert was a con­stant men­ace on his flank and put in a cross that was headed in at the far post by Mooney.

Less than a minute later, Shrews were lucky not to be an­other goal down when Con­nor Gold­son kicked

Mooney 57, 63, Odubajo 90 off the line and they did go 2-0 up on 63.

Cuth­bert’s long throw was headed on by Kevin Lis­bie, with goal­keeper Chris Weale and Dar­ren Jones let­ting the ball slip through them and into the path of Mooney, who stooped low and headed in. Cox blazed over and Odubajo hit the post with four min­utes to go, bring­ing down a cross from the for­mer but his fierce shot can­noned back off the wood­work.

But Odubajo got the goal his dis­play war­ranted as Ori­ent made it 3-0 in stop­page time, car­ry­ing the ball 40 yards through lunges from Weale and Jones be­fore slot­ting into the far cor­ner.

Shrews had fended off the Ori­ent at­tack in the first-half, Paul Parry even go­ing close to an opener twice, and boss Gra­ham Turner felt his side were beaten be­cause they didn’t stick to the game-plan.

He said:“We have come to a place that is very buoy­ant and we knew what to ex­pect, it was al­ways go­ing to be a hard and phys­i­cal game.

“We knew they were very di­rect and a threat from set-plays and, for 45 min­utes, we dealt with that.

“Sides who score the first goal rarely lose and it was a piv­otal point in the game, we stopped play­ing af­ter that.We got caught from two set plays for the first two goals. “And I would like to think 3-0 is not a fair re­flec­tion of the game.”

LEY­TON ORI­ENT (4-4-2): Jones 5, Cuth­bert 6, Baudry 5, Clarke 5, Omozusi 4, Odubajo 8, Vincelot 5, James 5 (Bart­ley 76 5), Cox 7 (Lasi­mant 88 5), Lis­bie 7 (Batt 66 5), Mooney 8. Subs not used: Larkins, Lee, Sawyer, Gor­man.

SHREWS­BURY TOWN (4-4-2): Weale 5, Gold­son 5, Jones 5, Mkan­dawire 5, Ja­cob­son 5, Tay­lor 5, Sum­mer­field 5 (McAl­lis­ter 76 5), Wildig 5, Parry 6, Brad­shaw 5, Burke 5. Subs not used: Anyon, McQuade, Woods, Smith.

PIC­TURES: Martin Dal­ton

HAPPY CHAPS: David Mooney, right, of Ori­ent cel­e­brates his first goal with Dean Cox

TUS­SLE: Scott Cuth­bert, left, and Jon Tay­lor clash

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